ROSENBERG, Texas – Dollar Tree Inc.,North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, has announced tentative plans to build a 1.2 million SF distribution center project in Rosenberg, about 40 miles southwest of Houston.
The $130 million project, expected to break ground this spring, will create more than 300 new jobs for the Rosenberg and surrounding communities, according to the Chesapeake, Va.-based firm.
The 140-acre distribution facility will be located on Spur 10 near Klosterhoff Road.
The retailer said it’s “final decision to establish a new distribution facility in Rosenberg is predicated on the formal approvals of the mutually agreed upon packages with the City Council, the Rosenberg Development Corporation, and the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court. Also required are the annexation of the 140-acre site and the creation of the Reinvestment Zones, by the city and county, as well as the successful closing on the purchase of the site.”
Dollar Tree joins a growing list of retailers, including Amazon, Conn’s, Aldi and Costco, that are building large-scale distribution facilities in the Houston area, which is projected to have a population of 13 million by 2050. Demonstrating the sign of a strong regional economy, metro Houston created 108,350 new jobs for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
“Dollar Tree is a large and growing organization,” said Gary Philbin, Dollar Tree’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We currently operate more than 1,600 Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores in the state of Texas and we are excited about our new distribution center project in Fort Bend County. We expect this new, state-of-the-art facility will enhance our supply chain efficiencies and provide convenient access to our network of stores through reduced stem miles, all while creating hundreds of new jobs.”
“Rosenberg has positive momentum and we’re seeing numerous businesses investing in the City which creates more jobs and revenue,” Rosenberg Development Corporation Executive Director Bret Gardella said. “When you have a company like Dollar Tree seeing the opportunity that we offer, it just adds to our strengths and builds on our assets.”
“Dollar Tree is a phenomenal company and we are thrilled to welcome them to Rosenberg,” said Rosenberg City Manager John Maresh.